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Come work side by side with our amazing team to change the world for farmed animals.


Legal Department Internships

As a Mercy For Animals legal intern, you can help shape the future of animal law. Our legal interns gain invaluable experience while assisting MFA’s campaigns and our high-impact work advocating for animals in courts, state houses, and administrative agencies. Our interns are a vital part of our team and are closely involved with important projects.

You'll work directly with our international team of attorneys to research and analyze federal, state, and local laws; draft memoranda; review undercover footage; administer campaigns; and assist with administrative and corporate governance tasks pertaining to general nonprofit administration and legal compliance. You’ll leave with hands-on experience in a wide variety of legal disciplines and insight into the field of animal protection.

MFA is an international organization. Interns with Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Canadian French, or Hindi language skills are encouraged to apply and will be assigned projects employing those skills.

The Details

MFA offers limited full-time internships during the summer and part-time internships during the school year. Both can be done from remote locations. Part-time interns are expected to work 20 hours per week. Internships are unpaid, but academic credit may be available.

Application deadlines for legal department internships are July 1 for fall positions, November 1 for spring positions, and January 31 for summer positions.


If you’ve got what it takes to intern with our legal team,

If you have questions, please refer to our legal internship FAQ.

Outreach Internships

Outreach Internships

Interns and volunteer outreach assistants are the backbone of MFA’s grassroots advocacy work. We want you on our team!

As an intern, you’ll work directly with our volunteer team to distribute pro-vegan leaflets, host video screenings, draft blog posts, conduct research, staff outreach tables, and build supporter relationships through social media. You’ll leave with hands-on experience in vegan advocacy, grassroots outreach, and nonprofit administration and connections that could help you land a career in animal protection.

The Details

Limited full-time and part-time positions are available year-round from remote locations. Please apply three months or more before you’d like to start.

Training will be provided by MFA and experience is not required. Interns receive school credit, while volunteer outreach assistants do not. Otherwise, these positions are identical.

Applications for outreach internships will no longer be accepted this year. We expect to reopen the application process in early 2020.

If you have questions, please refer to our outreach internship FAQ.

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